Gene biomarker shows promise as alternative early Alzheimer's blood test April 1, 2020 -- A gene called phosphoglycerate dehydrogenase (PHGDH) looks promising as a biomarker for early Alzheimer's disease based on a study of RNA blood tests published in the journal Current Biology. The results have potential to open a new avenue of research in blood testing for the disease, beyond beta amyloid and tau, researchers reported. Discuss
Scientists use bioinformatics, large datasets to trace origins of SARS-CoV-2 March 30, 2020 -- While many scientists urgently work toward developing successful therapies to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, some are looking in the opposite direction: to where SARS-CoV-2 came from. A new report published in the Journal of Proteome Research suggests that while bats are a likely natural reservoir, an intermediate host is probable. Discuss
3DMed dual coronavirus/flu test cleared in Europe March 20, 2020 -- 3D Medicines (3DMed) has received the CE Mark for its ANDiS real-time polymerase chain reaction test for detecting the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, as well as influenza types A and B .
Twist releases NGS panel for coronavirus research March 17, 2020 -- Twist Bioscience has made available for research purposes its target enrichment next-generation sequencing (NGS) panels for detecting and characterizing viral samples from patients who test positive for the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2.